Business Library

The WDA Business Library is filled with a variety of articles, blogs, charts and other resources to help answer business related questions. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Perhaps the ADA Practice Transitions blog or a WDA BizTalks might have the answer. Click on the categories below to find resources.

Associateship

The emergence of small group practices
(Dentistry IG)

You Decide: Choose the Best Option for YOUR Dental Career
(WDA Insider Blog)

Four Critical Questions for Evaluating an Associateship
(Dr. Ryan Dulde, WDA editor)

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Building your Team of Business Advisers

The secret to a thriving practice
(InVision Development International/WDA Journal)

A Dentist’s Guide to Selecting a Lawyer
(ADA Center for Professional Success)

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Design, Architecture, Construction

Architectural sustainability in dental office design
(Keller, Inc/WDA Journal)

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Equipment & Technology

What you want ain't what you need
(WDA Equipment Solutions/WDA Journal)

10-Point Checklist for Investing in Technology
(ADA New Dentist Blog)

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Financing

Financial goals & benchmarking
(Baker Tilly/WDA Journal)

Securing practice financing
(BMO Harris Bank/WDA Journal)

Financing Your Practice: Five Key Elements of a Business Plan
(BMO Harris Bank)

Small Business Calculator
(BMO Harris Bank)

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Green Dentistry

Green Dentistry: Madison practices find multifaceted value in sustainability
(Brenna Sadler, Director of Membership & Communications/WDA Journal)

The Carbon Neutral Dental Office
(Artisan Dental/Webinar)

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Human Resources: Adding Associates, Partners, Hiring & Firing Staff

Building a strong foundation starts with your team
(Dynamic Dental Advisors/WDA Journal)

Right package of benefits can help attract and retain dental team members
(WDA Insurance & Services Corp./WDA Journal)

The importance of immediately documenting performance problems
(Mineral HR/WDA Insider Blog)

Common federal laws affecting employers
(Mineral HR/WDA Insider Blog)

4 options for expanding your practice
(ADAPT/WDA Journal)

Conducting an Employment Reference Check
(Think HR/WDA Insider Blog)

Practice Mergers – A Great Way to Grow
(ADA Center for Professional Success)

Are You in Business with a Partner? Get it in Writing
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Reach Statewide Dental Community with New CareerForward Job Board
(WDA Insider Blog)

Top 10 Interview Hit List
(Edge Advisors)

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Insurance

Bill insurance companies for your full fee for service
(Paula Crum, DDS/WDA Journal)

Variations of disability insurance and riders
(Mara Roberts, WDA Insurance & Services Corp./WDA Journal)

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Leadership Development, Team Building & Mentorship

The majestical mentor
(Core Endeavors/WDA Journal)

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Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations

Social Media in Healthcare
(MedPro Group)

5 easy ways to be visible in your community
(Dr. Ryan Dulde, WDA editor)

Telling your story
(GroupOne Marketing/WDA Journal)

Managing negative online reviews
(MedPro Group/WDA Journal)

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Owning a Practice: Purchasing & Building from Scratch

Know what you are buying
(Dental Practice Advisors/WDA Journal)

Your first 100 days
(Dental Practice Advisors/WDA Journal)

Dental Practice Ownership
(Huntington Practice Finance)

Ten Things to Do Before Buying a Practice
(DDS Match)

Acquiring a Dental Practice: Questions & Considerations
(BMO Harris Bank)

Demystifying the Loan Process for Acquiring a Dental Practice
(BMO Harris Bank)

My Decision to Own a Dental Practice as a Recent Graduate
(ADA New Dentist Blog)

Buying a Dental Practice: Pay Attention to the Noncompete Agreements
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Buying/Selling a Dental Practice: Like-Kind Exchange
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Buying/Selling a Dental Practice: Special Issues to Consider
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

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Selling: Retirement, Closing a Practice & Time for a Change

Readiness, the key to success
(Dental Practice Advisors/WDA Journal)

Positioning your practice for a successful transition
(Dynamic Dental Advisors/WDA Insider Blog)

Shhh, I'm selling my dental practice
(ADAPT/WDA Journal)

6 ways to get staff buy-in for your practice transition
(ADAPT/WDA Journal)

Associate to Owner – When to set the Purchase Price?
(Edge Advisors)

10 Steps to a Good Dental Practice Sale – Seller
(Edge Advisors)

Ten Things to Do Before You Sell Your Practice
(DDS Match)

How Legal Documents are Factored into Business Valuations
(SVA)

Buying/selling a Practice: Like-Kind Exchange
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

A Dentist’s Guide to Dental Practice Valuation Methods
(Baker Tilly/WDA Insider Blog)

Ten Tips for Preparing Your Practice for Sale
(ADA Center for Professional Success)

The Marathon of Selling Your Business
(WDA Insider Blog)

Guide to Closing a Dental Practice
(American Dental Association)

Turning Off the Lights
(DDS Guardian)

Buying/Selling Dental Practice: Special Issues to Consider
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Succession Planning: Are You Ready to Pass the Torch?
(BMO Harris Bank/WDA Insider Blog)

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Work-life balance

The 3 keys to work-life balance
(Lisa Knowles, DDS/WDA Journal)

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